Patient Care

Lose Weight, Eat Right, Ensure Better Health for All

Lose Weight, Eat Right, Ensure Better Health for All

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

This is the time when many of us set earnest—if unsustainable—resolutions for the year ahead. Come February, the mad rush will have quieted at our local athletic clubs, and our pantries are likely to become home once again to potato chips and double-stuffed Oreos. As we think about what improvements we could make in 2018,(...)

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What Lies Ahead?

What Lies Ahead?

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” Every day, clinicians and researchers from Johns Hopkins are creating the future of health care. They are researching the roots of health and applying breakthrough discoveries to promote wellness and provide better treatments. At Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we(...)

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Saving Lives by Lowering High Blood Pressure

Saving Lives by Lowering High Blood Pressure

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Precision Medicine, Research

By Dr. Oscar Cingolani We all know high blood pressure is a global threat, often called “the silent killer.” In fact, hypertension is responsible for one in eight deaths worldwide, and it is the major culprit behind stroke, heart and kidney disease. In a new effort to curb this deadly impact, the American Heart Association(...)

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Partners Forum 2017: Outcomes and Off-site Care

Partners Forum 2017: Outcomes and Off-site Care

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Technology, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety

Each year at Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s Partners Forum, leaders from our global affiliates discuss ways to improve health and health care for the collective good. This year’s theme, “The Evolution of Health Care: Predictions and Practices in a Changing Environment,” helped us better understand the context and landscape of health care today. We wrestled(...)

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Partners Forum 2017: Data vs. Delays in Care

Partners Forum 2017: Data vs. Delays in Care

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Technology, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety

We were thrilled to host the recent Johns Hopkins Medicine International Partners Forum, an annual meeting that brings together leaders, care providers and researchers from our nearly 20 affiliates in 15 countries. Looking at the past 20 years of my involvement with Johns Hopkins Medicine International when these relationships developed, this is an event I(...)

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Accreditation Brings Rigor

Accreditation Brings Rigor

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

Like me, you probably check reviews before trying a new restaurant or hotel. If we research these small decisions, it’s only logical that when it comes to big decisions like choosing a health care provider, we look for both qualitative and quantitative data to guide our choices. Accreditation is one set of standards we use(...)

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Delving Into a Disaster Drill

Delving Into a Disaster Drill

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Medical Education, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety

As we began our work with Al Rahba Hospital in the United Arab Emirates, leaders there laid out their main priorities—clinical care, research and education—which are the foundation of much of our international collaborative work. However, Al Rahba had an additional request: support for emergency preparedness. The hospital is located near a major highway between(...)

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Putting Nurses First

Putting Nurses First

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Medical Education, Middle East, Nurse Development, Patient Care

My colleague John Ulatowski wrote about the inherent risk of homogenization as we share ideas about health and the delivery of health care around the world. At Johns Hopkins, we do our best to listen and learn before we begin an international affiliation, rather than foisting pre-conceived ideas and processes that work here or in the(...)

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Hazards of Homogeneity

Hazards of Homogeneity

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Middle East, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety

We agree on the benefits of health care globalization: more uniform standards of patient safety, growth of telemedicine, greater access to lifesaving treatments, immediate information about care and wellness. But are we overlooking a possible drawback: the homogenization of health care? You may like knowing you can get the same Starbucks coffee whether you’re in(...)

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The Future of Health Care Globalization

The Future of Health Care Globalization

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

We know what globalization means. Boundaries between countries disappear, giving way to single global markets for labor, manufacturing, finance and service. Money, goods, people, ideas and information mix in unprecedented ways, shaping our lives today and opportunities for tomorrow. But what does it mean for health care? When we talk about the globalization of health(...)

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